Black History Bike Tour

St. Pete Black History Bike Tour

Apr 20, 2024
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Join this free, four-hour, immersive experience. The bike tour takes participants to places where history began for St. Pete’s African American community as well as important current-day locations. Led by historian Josette Green, the tour helps foster an understanding of the roots of the systemic racism that's in place today. While a docent at a local museum, Green saw the impact of teaching this important history and was impassioned to continue. A professional tour guide, she's volunteering to offer this gift to the community.

Here’s What Past Participants Have to Say

"I so much appreciate your generosity in unflinchingly sharing SP's history with tour participants. Each of us will be not only a 'history expert' but a much better-informed voter and a more courageous ally for African Americans and POC. Your hard work, persistence, expertise and engaging presentation are a gift to the community."

"I don’t seem to have enough words to describe how much it meant to take this tour. It was eye-opening on so many levels, and I can’t believe that I grew up while this was going on. Some of it is still settling on my brain."

"What I heard and experienced today was life-changing. I’m still stunned that I didn’t know."

Tour Dates and Reservations

The monthly tours involve vigorous riding along a 5-mile loop on level ground. Experience has shown that the tour is best for ages 13 and older. The last scheduled tour date for this spring is April 20, 2024 and will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wellness Center, 2198 15th Ave. S., St. Pete. Reservations are required, and tours often fill up in advance. Participants provide their own bikes, and helmets are required (when you make your reservation, recommendations will be provided on where to rent an e-bike, if you wish). Tours will resume in September (dates TBA).

Historian Josette Green also offers a Black History walking tour of Campbell Park.

Event Category

  • Civic
  • Cultural
  • Festivals

Guest Information

  • Free Admission